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Sewer Video Inspection Services

Sewer lines are just as susceptible to issues like clogs, leaks, cracks, or bursts as regular indoor pipes. However, their underground location prevents visual inspection to identify the root cause. In such cases, a video inspection of the sewer lines is the best solution.

Ben’s Plumbing offers professional sewer line video inspections for residential and commercial properties throughout the greater Seattle area. If you suspect issues with your sewer line or require routine maintenance, we are the premier plumbing company to call for comprehensive sewer video inspection services.

What Is A Sewer Video Inspection?

It is a specialized technique used to detect and diagnose plumbing issues within your underground sewer line. By inserting a waterproof camera into the pipes, our skilled technicians can capture live footage that provides a clear view of the sewer line’s condition.

Through this plumber camera inspection process, we can identify the precise location and nature of any problems, such as clogs, leaks, or structural damage. This assessment allows us to recommend the most appropriate and targeted solution to address the issue.

With a Ben’s Plumbing video inspection services, you can proactively address plumbing concerns and safeguard the long-term integrity of your property’s sewer system.

How Does the Video Inspection Process Work?

A comprehensive sewer line video inspection involves several key steps that allow our experienced technicians to thoroughly assess the condition of your underground plumbing infrastructure:

Preparation and Access: First is to determine the optimal entry point for the camera inspection. Our plumbers can insert the camera through a cleanout, toilet removal, or any other accessible entry point in your system.
Post-Inspection Assessment: Armed with the insights gathered from the video inspection, our team can then recommend the most appropriate repairs or maintenance solutions to address the identified problems. We also retain a recording of the inspection for future reference.
Video feed: The camera transmits a real-time video feed, which is projected on a monitor for our technicians to closely examine. This footage provides a clear, detailed view of the interior condition of the sewer line.
Problem Identification: By closely analyzing the video, our experts can identify any issues present within the pipes, such as cracks, breaks, clogs, or tree root intrusion. This allows us to pinpoint the exact location and nature of the problem.
Insertion of the Camera: Our technicians will carefully insert a special waterproof camera attached to a flexible rod. This rod is designed to navigate the bends and turns in the pipes.

In addition to problem identification, our high-quality video inspection services can determine the depth and precise physical location of any obstructions or issues within the sewer line. This comprehensive assessment enables us to develop targeted, effective solutions to prevent future problems.

By leveraging the power of video inspections, our plumbing professionals can provide you with a detailed, actionable understanding of your underground plumbing system, allowing us to keep it functioning optimally for years to come.

Issues A Camera Can Detect

A special camera can easily detect the following issues in your sewer line:

  • Blockages and clogs
  • Tree root invasion
  • Pipe damage
  • Corrosion and wear
  • Leaks and joint issues
  • Sages (bellies)
  • Foreign objects
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What Are The Benefits Of A Video Inspection?

As a home or business owner, regularly scheduling a video camera sewer inspection can provide invaluable insights into the condition of your underground pipe lines. These specialized inspections, conducted by the experts at Ben’s Plumbing, offer numerous benefits to ensure your plumbing system remains in optimal condition.

Special video cameras can offer a clear picture of the health of your sewer line. As a homeowner, it is beneficial for you to get a video camera sewer inspection once in a while to ensure your drain lines are free-flowing. Here are some other benefits of engaging the experts at Ben’s Plumbing for a sewer line video inspection:

Accurate Diagnosis of Plumbing Issues
Accurate Diagnosis of Plumbing Issues

Sewer line problems such as breaks, leaks, clogs, and tree root intrusion are often hidden from view, making it challenging to pinpoint the exact cause. However, a comprehensive plumbing camera inspection can reveal the precise location and nature of any issues, allowing our skilled technicians to develop a targeted repair plan.

Non-invasive Approach
Non-invasive Approach

Unlike traditional methods that may involve extensive digging, a video inspection is a non-invasive process. By inserting a specialized camera into the sewer line, we can gather detailed information without causing unnecessary damage to your property, reducing the need for costly restoration work.

Cost Effective Solutions
Cost Effective Solutions

The video inspection process is not only non-invasive but also highly cost-effective. By accurately identifying the problem and avoiding unnecessary excavation, we can provide solutions that save you money in the long run, compared to more disruptive traditional inspection techniques.

Informed Property Evaluation
Informed Property Evaluation

If you are considering buying a home, a video sewer inspection can be an invaluable tool. By assessing the condition of the underlying plumbing infrastructure, you can make an informed decision about the property and budget for any necessary repairs or replacements.

Time-Saving Convenience
Time-Saving Convenience

Compared to other methods, a video inspection is a faster and more efficient process. Our experienced technicians can quickly gather the necessary data, allowing us to promptly diagnose and address any issues.

Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance

Regular video inspections can help you stay ahead of potential problems, enabling early detection and prevention of costly plumbing emergencies. This proactive approach is particularly beneficial for older homes, where regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of the sewer system.

By partnering with the experts at Ben’s Plumbing for your needs, you can safeguard the long-term health and functionality of your property’s critical plumbing infrastructure.

Cost of Plumbing Camera Inspection
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Cost of Plumbing Camera Inspection

The national average cost to run a camera through a sewer line is $266-$550. The sewer camera inspection cost in Seattle can depend on a number of factors including the length of the sewer line and the complexity of the piping.

Once you contact us to schedule a sewer video inspection, our team will first assess your specific needs and requirements. Our pricing is designed to be fair and accessible for all residential and commercial customers in the Greater Seattle, Eastside and surrounding areas.

Can You Do A Sewer Video Inspection On Your Own?

While this procedure can provide valuable insights into the condition of your underground plumbing, attempting to perform this task on your own can be extremely challenging and come with significant limitations:

Conducting a comprehensive sewer video inspection requires the use of specialized, professional-grade equipment that is not typically available to homeowners. This includes the waterproof camera, flexible rod, and monitoring system.
Properly operating the video inspection equipment and maneuvering the camera through the pipe system requires a high level of technical and plumbing expertise. A misstep during the process could result in damage to the equipment or the pipes themselves.
Interpreting the video footage and accurately diagnosing any issues within the sewer line requires extensive plumbing knowledge and experience. Without the proper training, homeowners may struggle to identify the root cause of problems.
Undertaking a sewer video inspection is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process. Homeowners often lack the necessary time, tools, and expertise to carry out this task effectively.

Given the complexities involved, it is strongly recommended to entrust this process to the trained professionals at Ben’s Plumbing. Our experienced technicians are equipped with the specialized equipment and industry-leading expertise required to thoroughly assess the condition of your underground plumbing system and provide comprehensive, reliable solutions.

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Great Reasons
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Ben’s Plumbing

At Ben’s Plumbing, we have proudly served the residential and commercial customers of Seattle with personalized, reliable plumbing services for over 25 years. Throughout our history, we have maintained a steadfast commitment to staying at the forefront of our industry, continuously updating our techniques and investing in state-of-the-art equipment to provide the most efficient and effective solutions for our clients.

Our team of licensed and extensively trained plumbers and technicians are available around the clock to assist you with all your plumbing needs. Whether you’re facing an urgent emergency or require a routine inspection, you can count on us to be at your doorstep promptly to address the issue.

When you choose Ben’s Plumbing, you’re not just gaining access to industry-leading technical capabilities – you’re also securing the personalized attention and commitment to excellence that has made us a trusted name and earned us a AAA rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our mission is to provide each and every customer with a seamless, stress-free experience, ensuring your plumbing system remains in optimal condition.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from a sewer camera inspection?

When you schedule a camera inspection with Ben’s Plumbing, you can expect a comprehensive assessment that provides clear, actionable insights into the condition of your underground plumbing infrastructure.

Using state-of-the-art camera equipment, our technicians will capture high-quality video footage that gives us a detailed, up-close look at the interior of your sewer line. This live video feed allows us to observe the pipes in real-time, identifying any issues or areas of concern.

How much does it cost for a plumber to use a camera?

The cost can vary depending on factors such as the depth and length of the sewer line and the time and day of the week when the inspection is required. We offer a transparent quote before we begin the inspection.

What is a video inspection?

A video inspection is a service performed by inserting a waterproof camera inside the drain lines to inspect the health of the sewer line. This is a non-invasive method of detecting sewer problems.

How do you use a sewer inspection camera?

A waterproof camera is attached to a very flexible rod which is then inserted through an entry point into the sewer line. This highly flexible, maneuverable rod, allows us to seamlessly navigate the twists and turns within the underground pipe system.

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Sean G.
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Sean G.
Ben's Plumbing is AWESOME! They are very responsive, very flexible, very communicative and great to work with! The team had great knowledge and provided suggestions over the phone to attempt to unclog a pipe. They were able to squeeze me into their schedule and it was great because they helped resolve an issue before it became a larger issue. Brian came out and helped provided some preventative support as well. Great, honest people and I recommend them 1000%!
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Phil C.
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Phil C.
Ben is always the guy I want on the job, and for the past couple years he's been quick, responsive, and a professional at the work I've needed him to get done for me. He's the local guy that always has your best interest in mind - for example this last testing work he did, he noticed that whoever performed my last sprinkler testing forgot to turn the system back on! He truly caught & made a life-saving fix for us, which shows his professional knowledge and attention to what's going on around him. Thanks again for the great work and conversation, Ben, see you next year I hope!
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Tessa V.
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Tessa V.
I have used Ben's plumbing for all of my plumbing needs for the past few years. Finally decided to have a shower head upgrade and replace the disposal with our most recent visit. It's always been easy to schedule and their work is top notch.
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Wanda C.
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Wanda C.
Received service through HD Partner, Brian was great and install my new replaced water heater quickly. He also provided feedback what to do with our gas radian heat line incase we want to install ductless mini split AC. Overall, we are very pleased with the professionalism and speed of the work!
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Elizabeth F.
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Elizabeth F.
They showed up on time. Got the parts and fixed our shower in a very timely manner. Will definitely be contacting Ben's plumbing for any other plumbing issues.
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Cathy G.
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Cathy G.
I have had them come to my apt in the last couple weeks. Both times the staff were prompt, polite, and easy to discuss the situation with. Thank you very much.
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Anthony Sicola
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Anthony Sicola
Our water heater decided to start leaking at 3pm on a Friday and the team at Ben's Plumbing got back to me quickly, got me a bid that wasnt outrageous, and scheduled me for their first slot on Monday morning. The installers arrived on time, were quick, thoughtful, and did great work. I'd totally recommend Ben's Plumbing to anyone.
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Laura Anderson
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Laura Anderson
Nic from Ben’s Plumbing was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING fixing the leak from our toilet yesterday with skill and finesse! Upon arrival, he immediately expertly assessed the problem(s) and proposed an excellent approach, with options, to resolve the issues. I had complete confidence in his capability to handle the expected and unexpected with this repair. I highly, highly recommend Nic (and Ben’s Plumbing) for any work, and we will be coming back again for additional projects and needed repairs at our house. Nic is an excellent communicator and explained everything clearly to a plumbing novice, answered all of my questions, was extraordinarily neat in opening up the drywall and then tidying up at the end of his work. Because of the blessing to me of Nic, I can now sleep peacefully at night knowing that a trustworthy repair has been completed. Thank you, Nic, and Ben’s Plumbing!
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Steve Fuller
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Steve Fuller
Fast, courteous, and professional. They were able to provide same day service for an urgent matter. I highly recommend.
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Nathan Kurtz
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Nathan Kurtz
Ben was great! Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, will use again, happily!
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Nicholas O'Connell
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Nicholas O'Connell
Fast, friendly, highly effective service!
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Juliana Olivers
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Juliana Olivers
Easy, kind, down to earth from start to finish. I felt the costs were transparent and the work was done well and efficiently. We had a water heater issue and they took care of us within 24 hours on the weekend. Text communication was an option and online payment made things easy. Will use Ben’s again.
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Charlie Di Bona
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Charlie Di Bona
"We've turned to Ben's Plumbing/HD Partners several tines and will be coming back whenever we have a plumbing issue. Ben and Brian were both extremely helpful, professional and skilled and were both obviously concerned with providing value and keeping us informed of the tradeoffs in every decision"
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Jean-Masse Buchanan
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Jean-Masse Buchanan
"Excellent experience! I had a backed up line, and Nick came out and did a thorough job. He explained the situation in laymen's terminology, showed me the issues via video, and solved the problem. I would definitely recommend him to others"
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Virginia Knight
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Virginia Knight
"Really nice people, from the office to the field. Our engineer was super helpful and got the repair done quickly, including a trip to the hardware store to get the right part for our quirky old house. I’m bummed that we used a “name brand” service on our recent sewer project - wish I had know about"
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Kari Tomosada
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Kari Tomosada
"We discovered a leak in our basement and Ben’s Plumbing sent Jerry out early the next morning. He was extremely professional, respectful and friendly. He found the issue quickly, resolved it and thoroughly explained what he saw and how he fixed it. Highly highly recommend Jerry and Ben’s Plumbing"
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Jason Abby Kliger Hatch
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Jason Abby Kliger Hatch
"We have been working with Ben’s Plumbing (now HD Partners) for years. Our house is old with a lot of plumbing issues. Ben and Brian have been wonderful to work with. They are incredibly responsive and know what they are doing. Each issue has been approached thoughtfully and we always know"
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Laura Querry
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Laura Querry
"I hired Ben's to take care of the plumbing for two bathroom fluffs in our home - the first visit involved removing the old faucets and the second visit was to install new faucets and a (tricky) Kohler Reach toilet. I can't remember the first plumber's name, but Nick did the installs and they were both great to work with"
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